Fortune magazine, with the help from Experience Inc., recently completed a report that lists down 20 great employers for new graduates (full list here).
While the data compiled mostly cover their operation in the United States, the finding is nevertheless pretty much consistent with the global reputation of the employers featured in the list.
Some of the criteria used as measurement in the survey are the start up salary and compensation offered, benefits and perks, workplace flexibility, growth opportunities and so on.
Some of the featured employers:
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) can never be far away from top graduates. While the company now stands tall with more than 100,000 full time employees worldwide, the figure does not seem to be enough. They want more, and they want excellent graduates. PwC is currently the biggest of the ‘Big 4′ audit firms (others being Ernst & Young, Deloitte and KPMG), and hires more than 4,000 university graduates annually to work in various departments including actuary, accounting, audit, IT and so on.
2. Lehman Brothers
More than 500 graduates in the United States were hired upon graduation last year, with a reported average annual salary of $60,000 ($5,000) per month, a rather impressive figure for a start. Newly hired employees will also undergo a thorough training and mentorship system, to get them up and running. Since Lehman Brothers has many offices scattered around the world, graduates will land opportunity to work in London, Milan, Paris, Hong Kong, Frankfurt and Tokyo.
As the world’s largest chipmaker, Intel is always in the look for best talents. Apart from getting a good job and top salary, the company has their very own university, which paves way for better learning and development. More than 400 different courses and training are offered to the employees, which can be enrolled online, face to face or on site classroom. Intel has plants and facilities in the United States, China, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Russia, Vietnam and India.
While users of Microsoft products will certainly have a mixed feeling about the company, the employees enjoy rather generous benefits and perks. If you are a young, creative and energetic graduate, then perhaps Microsoft is a place for you to grow. A competitive annual salary of $75,000 ($6250 per month) awaits newly hired graduates. And yes, Microsoft staff drinks Starbucks for free (the one inside the office building).
L’Oreal is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of cosmetic and beauty products with its global headquarter located in Paris, the land of fashion. The company operates in more than 100 countries worldwide, employing over 50,000 workforce. L’Oreal has a comprehensive, rotational training program that allows new hires to get themselves equipped with all the relevant skills and knowledge fast.